October is a new beginning.
September sucks. Not completely, but September can be truly anxiety producing. School has begun, way too many activities start, and for many of us, there are the important Jewish holidays, which if you do them right and work hard at making amends, they take up a ridiculous amount of time and brain space.
Imagine you had to deal with Christmas during September. Seriously, I think everything would come to a halt; we wouldn’t be engine revving all over the place.
I think that’s why autumn lovers let out a collective sigh of relief and Facebook gets filled with vibrant pictures of colorful foliage on the first day of October. People like the first day of the month because it’s a metaphoric fresh start.
The TV news showed footage of snow blowers spewing frozen white flakes in Colorado ski country last night. Pay attention. The air is changing.
The way people with Down syndrome are regarded in the world is changing, too, for the better. We’ve come a long way and have far to go, but please pay attention to people like this kid this month. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
This boy has changed my life.
He has Down syndrome (DS for short).
Learn something about people who have DS. Your world will be better for it.